2010 Mendoza Vineyards Gran Reserva Malbec

Just stunning. There is a wide variety of Malbec out there to buy. Especially when you are looking in the $20 and under price point. "The 2010 Gran Reserva Malbec is from Vistalba in Lujan de Cuyo and undergoes 18 months aging in new French and American oak. It handles the oak with aplomb, the nose vibrant and well-defined, with lifted cassis, blueberry and blackberry aromas that display clarity and focus. The palate is medium-bodied with fine, silky tannins and a very harmonious patina of dark chocolate-tinged black fruit. The finish is reserved, refined and does not like to boast. This is a very well-crafted, considered premium Malbec. Drink 2014-2022. " - 92 Points Neal Martin - Robert Parker's the Wine Advocate We tasted this recently in our offices and flipped over the quality. Medium to full-bodied with great fruit and silky smooth tannins. This is a stunning value to buy by the case! "Deep purple. Aromas of forest notes of graphite, black cherry and spice. Great concentration, firm tannins, fresh acidity and a long finish. Mendoza Vineyards S.A. is located since 2003 in one of the best wine regions of Mendoza, Argentina. Mendoza Vineyards Grand Reserve is the result of a blending the best vineyards in Mendoza, planted by the early descendants of Italians more than 100 years ago. These old vineyards are located 900 meters above sea level and have a natural low yield (4-5 t / ha). Irrigation is superficial." - Winery [+]